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Clifford B. Bushnell Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to an African-American woman from Monroe County. The recipient is identified through the Urban League of Rochester's Black Scholars Program and may be either an incoming college freshman or have completed the first year of college.

Deadline

April 15

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $1,000; renewable annually for a maximum total award of $4,000. This scholarship is offered once every four years.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

For an African-American female graduating from a Monroe County high school or in her first year in college who:

  • Is a resident of Monroe County;
  • Has a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (B average);
  • Is active in school and the community;
  • Is accepted as a full-time student at any accredited two- or four-year college or vocational/technical school; and
  • Is identified as an Urban League Black Scholar.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Urban League of Rochester.

Clifford B. Bushnell Application

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation staff, Urban League representatives, and community members reviews applications and selects the recipient(s).

Award Announcement and Payment

An award letter with instructions to claim the award is sent to the Urban League of Rochester for presentation to the recipient at the annual Black Scholars Recognition Dinner. Payment is made to the school for the recipient's account once required documentation is received. The scholarship is payable once per academic year and can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and October 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and March 15). Scholarships not claimed by March 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.

To release the initial scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript to the Community Foundation verifying full-time enrollment at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational/technical school. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript and tuition bill or the Clifford B. Bushnell Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued full-time enrollment, financial need, and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Renewability

This scholarship may be renewable for up to four times for a maximum of five annual awards. Please see the Award Announcement and Payment section above for more information.

Clifford B. Bushnell Scholarship Renewal Form



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